Violinist Oliver Heath is bringing his quartet of young musicians to Bideford Music Club tonight (Wednersday) to continue its 50th anniversary celebrations. Oliver Heath and Rebecca Eves (violins), Gary Pomeroy (viola) and Christopher Murray (cello) will
Violinist Oliver Heath is bringing his quartet of young musicians to Bideford Music Club tonight (Wednersday) to continue its 50th anniversary celebrations.Oliver Heath and Rebecca Eves (violins), Gary Pomeroy (viola) and Christopher Murray (cello) will play Haydn, Martinu and Beethoven quartets at Grenville College at 7.30pm.The Heath Quartet was formed in 2002 while its members were studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. The quartet won all the major ensemble competitions and upon graduating was honoured with the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Prize. Since its formation, its reputation as one of Britain's most exciting and innovative young ensembles has grown steadily whether playing established masterpieces or new commissions.The quartet have won many national and international competitions and awards. In May it will be competing in the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and in preparation for this it is playing Beethoven's String Quartet in A minor Op. 132 at the Bideford concert.The Heath Quartet is enthusiastic about performing music of today and has collaborated with several leading composers in particular with Hans Abrahamsen culminating in a live broadcast with the composer on BBC Radio 3 from The Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.The Heath Quartet has a close relationship with the Britten-Pears School and has twice attended the International String Quartet Academy and is taking part in the 2008 artist-in-residence programme at Aldeburgh for two weeks this month.Tickets are £8 (£1students) and are available at the door. For any other information please telephone 01237 477242.